I have just got 2 x Acer palmatum. They are looking good but should I take the tips out to encourage shoots & better shape.
I'd leave 'em be this year now. If for containers, don't be tempted to pot them up into larger sizes until next spring (April), but you can plant them out in the garden in a sheltered site anywhen now, if your soil's good enough/well prepared.
I just love your garden Doghouse!! so beautiful and serene!!
Same here aym. Maybe in about 20 or so years I might have something that remotely resembles one corner of his garden haha. I love the oriental theme. Very calming!!